Thursday, February 26, 2009

Little Boy BIG MESS

Oh my goodness is all I have to say! It all began on Sunday when Micah begin to get a runny nose. I'm not going to complain at all because he is overall a very well little boy and Rarely Ever gets sick. Thank goodness....anyway he passed his yuckiness to the rest of us. Stacy is fighting a sore throat type cold, and I felt so bad yesterday that I thought I might die (I didn't) I let Micah know that I didn't feel well yesterday and that we would be staying home (not going to take a picture to his "friend" at Wal-Mart) We had an okay well as a morning can go with me feeling awful and Micah feeling wonderful. You know, some people can just put their kid on the couch in front of the TV and just be lazy....that's Not at all the way it works here. Micah needs to be entertained or he gets into trouble. Anyway, I was SO looking forward to Micah's nap time so that I could take a nap myself. I never take naps, but I thought maybe I'd wake up feeling better. Micah fought sleep and played (made a HUGE mess) in his room for at least 45 minutes before he finally passed out. I did rest my eyes and was feeling a little better when I heard him stirring. I went to get him and this is what I found.....

Micah had found a PERMANENT MARKER that had fallen off of the top shelf of his closet and made some beautiful "art work." You may be wondering why in the world would anyone have a permanent marker in their kid's room to begin with....Well I have had this one in Micah's room since his first Christmas. His Wonderful "Aunt D" made him the coolest ever growth chart, and that's how we keep track of it. Just the other day, I was looking for the marker to chart his growth, and I couldn't find it. I moved it from his top dresser drawer to the top of his closet because now he can stand on his bed and open dresser drawers. I thought I was being very smart. Last week he asked to play with a toy that was on the shelf in his closet....I guess the marker fell when I got the toy down! When I opened the door yesterday Micah said "Here it is" He knew I had been looking for it.... But all I could say was "You've ruined it all." I didn't know what to do....So I called Daphne who knows the answers to most of my child raising questions (Mama was working) I cried. Daphne told me to use the Magic Eraser and rubbing alcohol. I didn't get a picture of this....and the ones that I do have are that great, but He drew ALL over his furniture, his walls, door, and 1/4 of his toys, his body, his clothes, and oh yeah and the carpet too!! The walls were the least of my worries, we can always paint them. I was most worried about his dresser....All I have to say is Thank you Mr. Clean! The toys are as good as their going to be for now. His clothes will become play clothes, his room will be repainted, but the carpet is a work still in progress. I used alcohol so much in that room that I could feel my brain cells dying. The marker is still on the carpet, but it's a lot lighter. I'll try nail polish remover when he wakes up today so that his room will have time to air out before bed time. Anyone have any other ideas that might work? I think that Micah will have a wood floor in his room in our next house!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Birthday time again

Having a family the size of ours, we are Always celebrating birthdays. This year we began celebrating on Super bowl Sunday. Cary had his party at Mama and Daddy's where we had chicken wings, an assortment of chips and dips, snacky things and some yummy cake.
Aiden and Mama have their birthdays one day apart and so they had a joint party this year. Jerms made his famous spaghetti and is was delicious. Aiden got some money, some shirts and a new American Girl Doll, she was so excited. We all pitched in and bought Mama a Very nice photo frame. She couldn't wait to try it out.

Daphne made a yummy cookie cake for that party....but we didn't have candles to go into the we used the i phone's candle! It was a hoot !

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Decisions Decisions

I am so ready to put Micah into a Real Big Boy Bed. I just feel like he, at 2 1/2 is a little big for a toddler bed...Maybe it's just me. We were very smart though and bought the whole convertable crib thing. Thinking back, I should have skipped the whole toddler bed rail and just made his crib straight into a Full size bed, but it only cost us $ it's not that bad. Well now some big decisions need to be made. What kind of mattress (mattresses are expensive!) And what kind of bedding (the most important) I know that Micah won't be picky at all! I know that I want him to have a quilt and not a comforter....I know that I want it to have blue in it. (We missed having the whole blue thing because Micah has a Georgia Bulldog room) I love his room now, but I'm ready for a change. If we had unlimited funds he would have a Pottery Barn Kids room from ceiling to floor (I just Love their stuff....but it's just SO expensive) Therefore we either settle for just having the bedding (which is expensive too) or but something similar. I just want it to last. I don't want it to be cheaply made, and I want him to be able to grow with it. I don't want to HAVE to change his whole room in 3 years because he's now 5. So should I spend the money and buy something that I know will last and that I Really likeOr should I just settle for this less expensive one that will do the job?

Any opinions will be very helpful!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Late Valentine's Day

All of us Robinsons had a wonderful Valentine's Day this year. I'm aware that Valentine's Day is mostly just one of those Halmark Holidays, but if it's an excuse to give presents, go out to eat, and eat WAY TOO much....I'm in! Stacy had to work Saturday morning, so Micah and I played, baked and made the dreaded Wal-Mart trip.

When K B toys went out of business a couple of months ago, we stocked up on toys. I was able to use one as his "Christmas- Valentine presents." (As he called it) He LOVES trains and train tracks, so I gave him something to go along with his Thomas train set. He was so excited. He also is into stickers and lots of the time wants to play with my more expensive scrapping stickers, so I bought him several packs of cheap boy stickers. They kept him busy for a good bit of the morning.
Micah is at a strange stage in his life....I just wanted to take a normal picture of him for Valentines day and this is what I got.....
This year I had a very hard time deciding what to get Stacy....So I gave him several things. He got the new John Grisham book, Fireproof DVD, some cookies, and some giftcards to go out to eat (always helpful.) I got a wireless router!! I am most excited, now I am able to roam around the house with my computer and always have signal! YAY!!

I am most thankful that the McBryars don't celebrate Valentines Day because my dear sweet sister Laura called and offered to watch Micah until Mama finished working for the day. Any little bit of time was helpful. We dropped Micah at the Rent's with Nut at 4:20 made it to The Cheesecake Factory by 5:00....waited (shopped and mall walked) for 90 minutes and then ate the most Delicious food.

I always order the same thing...Crusted Chicken Romano (Yummy) I would not normally choose Cheesecake for a dessert...I prefer chocolate, but Who in the World would pass up a tasty morsel of goodness known as Snickers Cheesecake....Not I! It was yummy and delicious, and I'm already counting down the days until I can partake in such yumminess again :)

Oh yeah, I almost forgot....I am also now the driver of a van!! I never thought in a million years that I would have a van as my vehicle, but if the price is right, and you're making sure that your husband's truck stays running until it's paid off in 14 months....then no complaints! Thank you to Mama and Daddy for thinking of the Robinson's!! Here she is.....She'll need a new name though....any ideas?

Monday, February 9, 2009

I was tagged

I was tagged by my friend Misti. I have to tell 6 different facts about myself that most people do not know, then tag 6 other bloggers.

Here are the rules.
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell 6 things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave them a comment to let them know they've been tagged.

Here are my 6 facts:
1. I have had an awful memory since I was hit by a truck in elementary school, but it has only worsened since I got pregnant with Micah.
2. I am mother to the busiest boy in the world....he keeps me on my toes ALL day long, but I have NO idea what I'd do without him!
3. I always wanted to play football when I was younger, but Mama scared me by telling me that I might get hit the wrong way and may never be able to have children. I settled for being water girl. If I could find a women's flag football league...I'd play!
4. I am allergic to Dust Mites....that's the reason for wood floors in my house.
5. I attended Dacula schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade....Now I only live 15 minutes from Dacula.
6. I always wanted and hoped to have I don't know what I'd do if I had 2!!!

I'll choose to link
Laura M.
Laura V.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's a beautiful day for flying

Although last Saturday was very beautiful too, we dealt with plumbing problems and were stuck at home all day. I begged Stacy to stay at home today...He's been working a lot, and I felt like I needed a little Stacy time. It would have been nice if we had planned a date night, but just having him for the whole day is extra nice. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to the Flying Machine for lunch. We knew that on a day like today there would be a lot of planes out. Neither of us have ever been and have only heard wonderful things. We chose one of the seats by the window so that we'd have the best view (next to being outside.) It was a little chilly with the wind blowing, but the sky was so clear. We had a wonderful time. I asked our waitress what was the best thing to order and she recommended the Bacon Cheese Burger and the Philly Cheese Steak. Stacy ordered one, I ordered the other and we shared. Oh my goodness, was that food delicious! Micah Loved watching the planes and we even got to see the train go by as well...that was the best for Micah....He's all about transportation! You never know how something will be when you try it for the first time...But we will surely return to the Flying Machine again!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Just Pictures

I was just thinking that I haven't posted pictures in a while and thought that I'd let you see some of our fun during the past few weeks. First is Micah LOVING his bubble bath....He has been doing much better with his eczema and has finally been able to enjoy having bubble baths every now and then.

Here's Micah with his new tool apron and tools that Mam-ma found at the Amish store. Micah loves it and would wear it all day long if I'd let him.

Micah in his favorite tool apron talking on his favorite phone...the i phone:)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Taste of Dacula Yumminess

Stacy, Micah, Laura, Jerms, and I attended the 3rd annual Taste of Dacula on Monday night. Daddy, my date since the first Taste wasn't able to attend this year due to work :( Anyway, I know that I always think that $10 is a lot to pay to walk around tasting food, but every year it is SO worth it. This year there were 36 food vendors. I ate more food on Monday night than I needed to eat for two whole days. I was STUFFED! Anyway, Daddy asked me to take notes on what was since I haven't blogged in a while, I thought I would share with all.
Best soup- The Field House (it was some kind of cheesey soup...I can't remember the name)
Best Ice cream- Ben and Jerry's (chocolate/ vanilla swirl with nuts) (too bad Scoops didn't have any Ice cream there! They're my all time favorite!!)
Best Mexican and my favorite of the night- Tie between Fernando's and Del Rio (they have the same owners, just different names...YUMMY)
Best Italian- Luigi's
Best Chinese- Rice Station
Best BBQ- Tim's Rib Joint
Best Cake- World's Delights and coffee
Best Wings- there were a lot to choose from but Digger's spicy ranch were delicious!
Needless to say that I've been Slimfasting since Monday :)